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I have a chance to buy a 3 year old 15" powerbook g4, 867, 512, combo, 40 gig for 800.00. Said was throwing in extras. Also I am looking for a notebook that can handle photoshop. I know it could probably use a ram upgrade to be better. This notebook is in good condition, and supposedly has 7 months of apple care left on it. Is this a good deal considering that I can get a 12" refurb for 1099.00?
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If this is the Titanium it is not a good buy. My Dad had a titanium for 3 years (2002-2005) and it wasn't doing so well by the time he bought a new model.

If the 12" is the Aluminum model go for it, your saving 400 dollars.
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Seems a little pricey to me. I would just save up the extra cash for the refurbed 12" myself.

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I have a chance to buy a 3 year old 15" powerbook g4, 867, 512, combo, 40 gig for 800.00. Said was throwing in extras. Also I am looking for a notebook that can handle photoshop. I know it could probably use a ram upgrade to be better. This notebook is in good condition, and supposedly has 7 months of apple care left on it. Is this a good deal considering that I can get a 12" refurb for 1099.00?

I know ive said this b4 on this forum but i got a 15 powerbook aluminum, 1 ghz, 256ram (need to upgrade it but doesnt cost that much), 60 gb hdd, combo drive, airport extreme, in great condition, and with applecare thru aug 2007 for $750. I'd keep looking...
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Thanks to all for the advice. I just bought a newer powerbook 15" 1.5 ghz, 80, super! I knew the people it came from. The wife tried using it for a couple of months and din't like mac, so I got a very ike new machine reasonably! Man am I excited! This dude rocks!
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I know ive said this b4 on this forum but i got a 15 powerbook aluminum, 1 ghz, 256ram (need to upgrade it but doesnt cost that much), 60 gb hdd, combo drive, airport extreme, in great condition, and with applecare thru aug 2007 for $750. I'd keep looking...
We know you got an incredible deal and all, but seriously, that was a once in a lifetime deal.

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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